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China Says Gadhafi Aides Visited Beijing Seeking Arms

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say aides to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi met with Chinese arms manufacturers in July seeking to buy sophisticated weapons for use against advancing rebel forces. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Monday the meetings took place without the knowledge of the Chinese government and that no weapons were ever sold to the Libyans. […]

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WikiLeaks Cable Describes North Korea-Burma Arms Trade

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable says Burma shipped thousands of tons of rice to North Korea in exchange for arms. The cable was sent in July 2009 from the U.S. embassy in Rangoon and just released by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. It says Burma shipped about 20,000 tons of rice to North Korea through the […]

Documents Purport to Show China Offered Arms to Gadhafi

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Canadian newspaper says it has discovered documents showing Chinese companies offered to sell at least $200 million of sophisticated weapons to Moammar Gadhafi’s beleaguered Libyan government in late July. Both the Toronto Globe and Mail and the New York Times quote members of Libya’s National Transitional Council saying they believe the documents are authentic. […]

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Russia ‘Surprised’ at Iran’s Legal Action Over Missile System

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has expressed surprise at Iran’s decision to file a suit with an international court over Moscow’s cancellation of a missile contract. A spokesman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday Russia acted in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolutions. The spokesman said Russia had no choice but to cancel the long-agreed delivery of ground-to-air […]

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Turkey Stops Suspected Iranian Arms Shipment to Syria

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s foreign minister says the country’s authorities have intercepted an arms shipment from Iran that was destined for Syria. Ahmet Davutoglu Friday confirmed a German report that a truck containing weapons was stopped in the south-central city of Kilis, near the border with Syria. Davutoglu said an investigation is under way. He did not elaborate. […]

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Report: Turkey Stops Iranian Arms Shipment to Syria

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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A German report says Turkey has again intercepted an arms shipment from Iran that was destined for Syria. The Munich-based Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper quotes diplomatic sources as saying Turkish forces stopped a convoy of trucks carrying weapons and ammunition in the south-central city of Kilis, near the border with Syria. The report quotes diplomatic sources […]

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Russian Arms Depot Fire Forces Evacuation

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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A fire at a Russian ammunition depot has caused shells to explode and injured 30 people. Authorities ordered the evacuation of more than 28,000 residents who live near the plant. They said Friday the blasts may continue for another day at the arsenal in the republic of Udmurtia, 900 kilometers east of Moscow. Balls of […]

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